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ⓘ Astrid Lindgrens plays




                                     

ⓘ Astrid Lindgrens plays

Astrid Lindgren’s plays are a number of theater plays written by Astrid Lindgren in the 1940s to 1970s. Part of the plays are based on her books, other stories were only written for theater. Since almost all of Astrid Lindgrens works have been staged for theater, this page only deals with the plays, whose scripts were written by Astrid Lindgren. Many of these works were published in the Swedish books Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom and Praeser for barn och ungdom. Other Samlingen. Most of these works have not been translated into English. These include stories about well-known characters such as Kalle Blomquist or Pippi Longstocking, which were only written for the theater and were not published as prose.

                                     

1. Plays

Kalle Blomkvist, Nisse Nojd och Vicke på Vind

Kalle Blomkvist, Nisse Nojd och Vicke på Vind Kalle Blomkvist, Nisse Nojd and Vicke på Vind is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Characters

  • Kalle Blomkvist
  • Police officer Rudolf Rask
  • Jonte
  • Hulda Krikonblad
  • Sixtus
  • Anders Bengtsson
  • Hilda Krikonblad
  • Benka Forsberg
  • Eva-Lotta Lisander
  • Vicke på Vind
  • Nisse Nojd

Jul hos Pippi Långstrump

Jul hos Pippi Långstrump Christmas at Pippi Longstocking is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Characters

  • Lur-Pelle: a villain who becomes friendly
  • Tommy: Pippis best friend and brother of Annika
  • Annika: Pippis best friend and sister to Tommy
  • Pippi Långstrump

Serverat, Ers Majestat!

Serverat, Ers Majestat! Served, Your Majesty! is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Characters

  • Kitchen boy Vicke Vire
  • Count Silverpluska
  • Witch
  • Count Gyllenbubbla
  • King
  • Court ladies
  • Princess Blendagull
  • Courtiers

En fastmo till låns

En fastmo till låns A fiancee to borrow is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Characters

  • Julia Jonsson
  • Harald Engberg
  • Julius Julen
  • Tant Eufemia
  • Karin Vinge

Reception

The editors of Alands Tidningen believe that En fastmo till lans is a well-played comedy play with beautiful musical and dancing elements. It also makes the audience laugh.

Huvudsaken ar att man ar frisk

Huvudsaken ar att man ar frisk The main thing is that you are healthy is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Characters

  • Lady Matilda
  • Hunter
  • Dwarves
  • Prince Gudmund
  • Queen Sandra
  • Snovit

Plot

The queen is jealous of her stepdaughter Snovit. She wants to kill Snovit and gives her a poisoned apple. However, the prince can save Snovit. When the two return to the castle, the queen flees.

Pippi Långstrumps liv och leverne

Pippi Långstrumps liv och leverne Pippi Longstockings Life and Time is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Plot

Pippi Långstrump lives alone with her horse and her monkey in the Villa Villekulla. She does a lot of pranks. For example she puts her head into a cake or escapes from the police.

Jag vill inte vara praktig

Jag vill inte vara praktig I dont want to be splendid is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1940s. In 1950, it was first published in the book Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom by Raben & Sjogren. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.1. Plays Characters

  • Kalle Blomkvist
  • Police officer Rudolf Rask
  • Jonte
  • Hulda Krikonblad
  • Sixtus
  • Anders Bengtsson
  • Hilda Krikonblad
  • Benka Forsberg
  • Eva-Lotta Lisander
  • Vicke på Vind
  • Nisse Nojd
                                     

1.2. Plays Plot

Kalle, Anders and Eva-Lotta of the White Rose are fighting with the Red Rose Benka, Jonte and Sixtus for the Stormumriken, a magical stone. One day the musicians Nisse Nojd and Vicke på Vind arrive at the town. They want to earn money by making music, but they earn not enough. So they decide to kidnap Hulda, the kind-hearted aunt of Kalle, who lives in a villa with her rich sister Hilda. They want to extort money from the rich Hilda. But instead of kidnapping Hulda, they kidnap Hilda. Hilda, however causes them some difficulties, tries to fight them off, throws the kidnappers dishes onto the floor, etc. In addition, her sister Hulda cannot raise the money required to get Hilda back from the kidnappers. Kalle tries to find the kidnappers but is soon also caught and locked up along with Hilda. Meanwhile, the members of the White Rose and the Red Rose try to help Hulda. They finally manage to find the kidnappers hiding place and are able to set Kalle and Hilda free. The kidnappers are taken into custody by the police.



                                     

1.3. Plays Overview

In 1948 Astrid Lindgren wrote the play. In 1950 the play premiered at the Vår Teater in Stockholm. In 1966 the Swedish film Masterdetektiven Blomkvist på nya aventyr was published. The film is based on the play. In 1968 the play was published in the book Pjaser for barn och ungdom. andra samlingen. Even 60 years after its first publication, the play is still shown on Swedish theater stages. The play was performed under various titles: Kalle Blomkvist, Nisse Nojd och Vicke på Vind, Masterdetektiven Blomkvist på nya aventyr and Som dom gor i Amerika in America. The play is an independent story about Kalle Blomkvist. It has not been translated into English.

                                     

1.4. Plays Reception

Dramadirekt believes that, in contrast to the darker undertones of the books, the play is more of a satirical nature. In addition, the children stand for responsibility and reason, while the adults are presented as selfish or naive. Carina Bergius of Sodermanlands Nyheter praises the strong dialogues of the play. She thinks the play makes the audience smile and laugh.

                                     

1.5. Plays Jul hos Pippi Långstrump

Jul hos Pippi Långstrump Christmas at Pippi Longstocking is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

                                     

1.6. Plays Characters

  • Lur-Pelle: a villain who becomes friendly
  • Tommy: Pippis best friend and brother of Annika
  • Annika: Pippis best friend and sister to Tommy
  • Pippi Långstrump
                                     

1.7. Plays Plot

Pippi decorates her Christmas tree. Later, Tommy and Annika visit Pippi. Tommy is surprised to see a Falukorv sausage on Pippis Christmas tree, but Pippi believes it is a normal Christmas decoration. Then the children get their Christmas presents. Annika receives a doll while Tommy is gets a toy car. Pippi, on the other hand, is given a rubber mask with a ghost face by Tommy and Annika, which she would like to try out right away. However, when Tommy and Annika tell her that they have heard at school that many children in the world do not have enough food, Pippi wants to help these children. She looks for her gold and puts it in her backpack to give to the children. This way, they are able to buy everything they need from the money. Pippi imagines a boy named Oskar who has nothing to eat and is very sorry for him. Then the three friends hear someone sneaking around Pippis villa. It is Lur-Pelle who wants to steal Pippis backpack with the gold. Pippi scares him with the ghost mask. However, when Lur-Pelle hears about the poor, hungry children, he also wants to do something good for them and takes ten cents out of his pocket. He gives the coins to Pippi so that she can give the money to the poor children. Then Pippi, Tommy, Annika and Lur-Pelle celebrate Christmas together. They dance around the Christmas tree and sing self-made Christmas carols. Afterwards the audience is asked to be as generous as Lur-Pelle and to donate something for the children in the world who are not doing so well.



                                     

1.8. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1960s. The play is about 30 minutes long. In 1968 it was first published in the book Pjaser for barn och ungdom. Andra Samlingen by Raben & Sjogren. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.9. Plays Serverat, Ers Majestat!

Serverat, Ers Majestat! Served, Your Majesty! is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

                                     

1.10. Plays Characters

  • Kitchen boy Vicke Vire
  • Count Silverpluska
  • Witch
  • Count Gyllenbubbla
  • King
  • Court ladies
  • Princess Blendagull
  • Courtiers
                                     

1.11. Plays Plot

The counts Gyllenbubbla and Silverpluska want to overthrow the king. They hope that the witch in the forest can help them. The witch gives them an enchanted pill. They want to put the pill into a cake for the king. As soon as the king will have eaten the cake, he should fall asleep and then do everything that he is told. The counts want to throw the king into prison. Then one of them is supposed to marry Princess Blendagull and become king, they just dont know which of them. However, their plans are overheard by the Princess Blendagull and the kitchen boy Vicke Vire. While Princess Blendagull reports everything she has heard to her father, the king, Vicke goes to the witch. The witch gives Vicke two pills that can reveal lies and falsehood. Later the counts give the cake with the pill to the king. The king eats the cake, but secretly spits out the pill. In the meantime, the counts each eat a piece of cake with Vickes fake pills. Then the king pretends to snore loudly. The counts wake him up. They believe that the pill has had its intended effect and want to put the king in jail. The king plays along and follows the counts. However, Vicke has already contacted the courtiers. They release the king and capture the counts. When the king threatens to shoot the counts, the counts start to cry. They tell the king that it was just a joke. Just when they say that, they shout cuckoo, because now Vickes pills have had their effect, and they have to say cuckoo every time they lie. In the end the king forgives the counts. He employs Count Silverpluska as the treasurer and Count Gyllenbubbla as the accountant. He will never be able to get more loyal and honest servants. The smallest falsehoods and lies are immediately revealed by their cuckoo calls!



                                     

1.12. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play. It is around 45 minutes long. In 1965 the play was recorded and shown on SVT1. In 1968 the play was published in the book Pjaser for barn och ungdom. andra samlingen. The book was published by Raben & Sjogren. Even 60 years after its first publication, the play is still shown on Swedish theater stages. The play was also translated into other languages, for example Finnish, or Danish. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.13. Plays En fastmo till låns

En fastmo till låns A fiancee to borrow is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

                                     

1.14. Plays Characters

  • Julia Jonsson
  • Harald Engberg
  • Julius Julen
  • Tant Eufemia
  • Karin Vinge
                                     

1.15. Plays Plot

Julius Julen studies ornithology. The study is financed by his aunt Eufemia. However, Aunt Eufemia wants Julius to get married soon. Therefore, she explained to him that she would only continue to finance him, if he found a fiancee before the age of 25. However, Julius is already 25 years old and his aunt puts him under pressure. Therefore, he writes to her that his roommate Karin Vinge his fiance, without telling Karin about it. Then Aunt Eufemia announces her visit. Julius reports to Karin on what he did. Karin is not very enthusiastic about it, especially because she already has a fiance, Harald Engberg. Nevertheless, she tries to support Julius. However, Julius could not tell Karin about everything he wrote to his aunt, so there are some misunderstandings. The situation becomes even more complicated when Karins fiancee Harald arrives. In addition, Julius friend Julia comes for a visit and repeatedly tries to attract Julius attention.

                                     

1.16. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1940s. The play is around 60 minutes long. In 1950 it was first published in the book Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom by Raben & Sjogren. Even 60 years after its first publication, the play is still shown on Swedish theater stages. In addition, the play was translated into other languages, for example into Romanian, or Finnish. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.17. Plays Reception

The editors of Alands Tidningen believe that En fastmo till lans is a well-played comedy play with beautiful musical and dancing elements. It also makes the audience laugh.

                                     

1.18. Plays Huvudsaken ar att man ar frisk

Huvudsaken ar att man ar frisk The main thing is that you are healthy is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

                                     

1.19. Plays Characters

  • Klas, Gorans 18-year-old friend
  • Nobban, Lenas 11-year-old sister
  • Monika, a 16 year old girl
  • Fritjof Karlsson-Rask-Fagerlund, a robber
  • Lena, a 16 year old girl
  • Goran, Lenas and Nobbans 18 year old brother
  • Overkonstapel Blomkvist, senior sergeant
  • Konstapel Afredsson, sergeant
                                     

1.20. Plays Plot

Lena and Monika are alone with Lenas sister Nobban. Nobban is only eleven years old and is her sisters pain in the neck. Nobban is always in a good mood and lives according to the motto The main thing is that you are healthy. Not even the bad weather spoils her mood. The girls listen to the radio. They hear that a dangerous robber is in the area. While Monika and Lena go into a store, Nobban stays home. Later, Klas, a friend of Nobbans brother Goran, comes into the house disguised as a robber. Nobban is scared at first, but finally realizes that it is Klas. Soon Goran arrives at the house as well. Nobban and Goran decide to scare the other girls and to pretend that Klas is the robber the police is looking for. The girls, however, hear the plan. They go into the house unnoticed by the others. The boys hide in the woodshed and Nobban goes into the shop. Lena and Monika, however, remain alone in the house. Suddenly there is a knock on the door. Fritjof Karlsson-Rask-Fagerlund enters. He is the robber the police is looking for.

                                     

1.21. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1940s. It is a crime comedy, that is about 45 minutes long. The story was first published in print in 1945. In 1950 it was published in the book Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom by Raben & Sjogren. Even 60 years after its first publication, the play is still shown on Swedish theater stages. In addition, the play was translated into other languages, such as Danish. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.22. Plays Reception

Martin Hellstrom from Linkoping University and author of the book Pippi på scen: Astrid Lindgren och teatern thinks that Astrid Lindgrens plays from the 1940s should be used much more often in schools. He believes that the youngsters in the play were very modern for their time.

                                     

1.23. Plays Characters

  • Lady Matilda
  • Hunter
  • Dwarves
  • Prince Gudmund
  • Queen Sandra
  • Snovit
                                     

1.24. Plays Plot

The queen is jealous of her stepdaughter Snovit. She wants to kill Snovit and gives her a poisoned apple. However, the prince can save Snovit. When the two return to the castle, the queen flees.

                                     

1.25. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1940s. The script is based on the story Snow White of the Brothers Grimm. It was first published in 1950 in the book Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom by Raben & Sjogren. Even 60 years after its first publication, the play is still shown on Swedish theater stages. In 2018, the book Snovit, which contains the play, was published by the Astrid Lindgren-sallskapets. The play is approximately 90 minutes long. The story was not translated into English.

Astrid Lindgrens first book Snovit Barnens Julkalender contained a story about Snow White. Lindgren received the book in 1911. On the cover there was a picture by Jenny Nystrom. Nystrom had drawn Snow White. Snow White had long black hair and a little red cap. Astrid Lindgren loved this book and read it over and over again. Her book inspired Lindgren to write a play about Snovit.

                                     

1.26. Plays Reception

Turun Sanomat praises the play by Astrid Lindgren. Unlike the story of the Grimm brothers, in which Snow White is portrayed as fragile and vulnerable, Snovit is portrayed as a strong-willed, self-confident woman. The latter knows exactly what she wants, namely Prince Gudmund. When the queen asks her to dress more childishly on her 15th birthday, Snovit behaves like a six-year old to defy her stepmother. Enough interesting things are happening in the story to make even the smallest viewer happy.

                                     

1.27. Plays Pippi Långstrumps liv och leverne

Pippi Långstrumps liv och leverne Pippi Longstockings Life and Time is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

                                     

1.28. Plays Plot

Pippi Långstrump lives alone with her horse and her monkey in the Villa Villekulla. She does a lot of pranks. For example she puts her head into a cake or escapes from the police.

                                     

1.29. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1940s. In spring of 1946, the play was shown on stage for the first time. It was staged by Lindgrens friend Elsa Olenius, a pioneer in the Swedish childrens theater. The premiere took place in the Vår Teater in Stockholm. In 1950 the play was published in the book Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom by Raben & Sjogren. Even 60 years after its first publication, the play is still shown on Swedish theater stages. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.30. Plays Jag vill inte vara praktig

Jag vill inte vara praktig I dont want to be splendid is a play by Astrid Lindgren.

                                     

1.31. Plays Plot

The sisters Barbro and Marianne both fall in love with the same man. However, Marianne mainly wants a rich man. Therefore, her feelings for the man are not as honest as Babros, who finally gets the man.

                                     

1.32. Plays Overview

Astrid Lindgren wrote the play in the 1940s. In 1950, it was first published in the book Sex Pjaser for barn och ungdom by Raben & Sjogren. The story was not translated into English.

                                     

1.33. Plays Reception

Martin Hellstrom from the Linkoping University and author of the book Pippi på scen: Astrid Lindgren och teatern believes that Astrid Lindgrens plays from the 1940s should be used much more often in schools. He believes that the young adults from the play were very modern for their time.

                                     

1.34. Plays Other plays

Astrid Lindgren also wrote screenplays for the plays Rasmus, Pontus och Toker, Rasmus på luffen, Ingen rovare finns i skogen und Masterdetektiven Blomkvist. These stories were all performed theater, filmed and published in book form. Rasmus på luffen was released in English as: Rasmus and the Vagabond, and Masterdetektiven Blomkvist as: Bill Bergson, Master Detective. Ingen rovare finns i skogen has been released in Sweden and other countries as a picture book, however there is no English edition. Rasmus, Pontus och Toker was released as a novel, but it was also not translated into English

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